Toogs DZ e-News #380 (29 April – 5 May 2019)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Lindsay Day – Certificate A
Ninette Kelly – Certificate A
Ryan Biggs – Completed AFF

Darren Hoene – Star Crest
Tilla – 1000
Adrian – 2000
Jon Kent – 60th Birthday!

Monday 29th April. Easter Monday and there were still 21 jumpers here and we did 4 loads. Our Tandem today was Anandhi Ramasamy Thevar.  Shane Simons started his AFF Course and got Stage 1 done. Todd Pickering did Stages 2, 3 & 4.  A little bit of everything was happening.

Anandhi tandem freefall – Photo Alex
Sara and Anandhi landing with Alex as canopy settles above – Photo Karen
Shane TAF Stage 1 freefall – Photo Oli M
Todd AFF Stage 2
Todd AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Sara
Tayia B-Rel Stage 4
Zac and Luke Head Down

Tuesday was a bit quieter, but not for Shane Simons, who continued on with Stages 2 & 3 of his AFF Course and Todd Pickering did Stages 5 & 6.  There were 2 loads and 8 jumpers.

Shane AFF Stage 3  – Photos by Doyley
Todd AFF Stage 5
Todd AFF Stage 6 nice arch! – Photos by Sara
Todd AFF Stage 6 – Photo Robin

Wednesday was another slow day. The weather wasn’t helping, but it didn’t slow Shane Simons who did Stages 4 & 5 of his AFF Course. Or Lindsay who did his B-Rel Stage 1. There were 2 loads.

Shane AFF Stage 4 – Photo Adrian
Lindsay B-Rel Stage 1 – Photo Sara

On Thursday our newest student Michael Douglas did Stage 1 of his AFF Course. Cain Bryan was back for Stages 2, 3 & 4 and Shane Simons did Stages 6, 7 & 8.  There were 4 loads and 13 jumpers. Great day.

Michael TAF Stage 1 freefall – Photo Oli M
Cain AFF Stage 3 with Scotty
Cain AFF Stage 4 with Scotty – Photos by Adrian
Shane AFF Stage 6
Shane AFF Stage 7 – Photos by Doyley
Jumpers…. – Photo Karen

On Friday Michael Douglas did Stages 2 & 3.  There were 2 loads and 13 jumpers. The long weekend was building.

Mick AFF Stage 2 – Photo Doyley
Lee AFF Stage 3 – Photo Dave G
Ali B-Rel Stage 4 – Photo Drewy

Saturday was a bit weathery. Mr Jaeson Park and six of his Korean mates arrived for a 10 day jumping holiday. New students Cameron Leadle, Dana Primus and Lee Wakeling did Stage 1 of the AFF Course. Michael Douglas and Harrison Carrodus each did Stage 4.  There were only 5 loads and 27 jumpers were here. There was a bit of Star Crest action happening between the showers. A beaut bonfire kept the party alive.

Cameron TAF Stage 1
Dana TAF Stage 1 – Photos by Adrian
Mick AFF Stage 4 – Photo Doyley
Harrison AFF Stage 4 – Photo Dave G
Jeff refresher
Welcome back Jaeson – Photos by Sara

Star Crest Saturday (4th May)

Another successful Starcrest Saturday at Toogs with special thanks to Ramblers, Sqpc and the APF. All three crestlings Terry Frey Nancy nelly Moody and Darren Hoehne gained their starcrest in just 3 jumps congratulations 🎊 woohoo!! As well as that TSC members who helped out enjoyed their rebate scoring a free jump ticket by the end of the day – winners all round yeww!! 😜

Emily Hatfield

Star Crest Load 3
Tilla saying hello while docking Star Crest – Photos by Oli M

Our only Tandem Sunday was Jessie Dolan. Yesterday’s 1st Jumpers Lee Wakeling and Dana Primus did AFF Stages 2 & 3. Michael Douglas did Stages 4, 5, & 6. Harrison Carrodus did Stages 5, 6, & 7. Todd Pickering did Stages 7 & 8, and Ryan Biggs did Stage 9 – completing his AFF!

B-Rel coaching was going off. Emily Hatfield coached the Star Crest group and scored three out of three! Well done Star Cresters, and the base six, who all scored $15 vouchers for each attempt. There were 13 loads and 52 jumpers. It was a great day and a great Sunday night at the pub.

Jessie tandem – Photo Sara
Lee alti check stage 2 – Photo Dave G
Dana AFF3 – Photo Alex C
Mick AFF Stage 4
Mick AFF Stage 5 – Photos by Sara
Harrison AFF Stage 5
Harrison AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Adrian
Ryan AFF Stage 9 – Photo Sara
Jeff has something to say
Mick smashed out B-Rel 1 & 2 – Photos by Drewy
Ninette B-Rel Stage 3 – Photo Oli M

Landings – Photos by Ali

See ya!

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

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